news from careers unit

CAREER NEWS – March 2012

Invitation to an Art & Design Day- SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY

All senior students interested in art and design courses, are invited to attend the Art and Design Day being held in these upcoming school holidays. The event is designed for students to give them a taste for the actual course they might be interested in by taking part in hands-on workshops. The workshops are directly linked to the courses being offered at Swinburne – so students can explore areas such as: Communication design, Digital media design, Graphic design, Industrial design, Interior design, Performing arts, Product design engineering, Theatre arts and technical production, Visual arts

Date: Thursday 5 April 2012          Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Prahran campus, 144 High Street in Prahran- As places are limited, students are encouraged to register online as soon as possible.

Registrations close Friday 30 March 2012. Lunch will be provided and any special dietary requirements can be specified when registering.

Work Experience in Medical Research- Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) offers a limited number of Work Experience placements, each of one week duration, for secondary school students throughout the year. The Work Experience programme is offered to high achieving science (focus on biology and chemistry) secondary school students with a particular interest in a career in science and medical research.. There are very few spots available, so act quickly! Students can apply via the website - 

News from the University of Melbourne-Vet Science Open Day

Sunday 25 March 2012, 10.00am – 3.00pm Find out more at

Access all areas-Friday 13 April 2012, 9.00am – 3.00pm

Year 10 – 12 students and their families are invited to explore the University of Melbourne. Students will have an opportunity to speak with university representatives about the range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees on offer; find out about entry requirements, hear from current students, and even take a tour of the campus, sporting facilities and residential colleges.Find out more at

Download of Career Information Booklets – Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) is a leading authority on graduate employment issues in Australia. GCA fosters employment and career opportunities for graduates, in association with the higher education sector, government and business. GCA also produces a range of graduate-related publications and research that informs students about industry and salary trends, graduate employment opportunities and career development.

One of the excellent resources is the range of Career Information Booklets which are free to download! These booklets provide a snapshot of many key industries providing information on salaries in related jobs, employment trends in the industry and what type of work a student can expect if they pursue a career in the area. This information can be particularly useful when students are contemplating what university course to take or what career path might appeal once they graduate.To download these booklets, log onto


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